Vehicle Transport Services to Frankfort, KY
The city of Frankfort is the county seat of Franklin County as well as the capital of the state of Kentucky. It is home to just 25,000 residents, making it one of the smallest state capitals in the country, and despite being the capital of the state Frankfort is considered to be a 2nd-class city in the state of Kentucky. Founded after Kentucky became a state, it took intense lobbying on behalf of city founder John Brown (not the one of anti-slavery infamy) – including what some have construed as bribes – to get the state capital moved to his new town. Kentucky State University was founded in the city in 1886, about a century after its founding; KSU currently plays in the Division II Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Though small, the city has a rather large economic influence on the surrounding micropolitan area, which includes all of surrounding Franklin County as well as nearby Anderson County. You can learn more about Frankfort via the city’s official website.
Located about 35 miles east of Louisville along I-64, Frankfort is a small city that is nonetheless easy to get to for auto transporters. As the capital of the entire state it sees quite a bit of traffic, and auto transportation traffic is no exception. I-64 is actually fairly popular for auto shippers to run routes along, as it connects St. Louis, Missouri, with Richmond, Virginia, and connects several major cities together in several different states and allows access to I-55, I-57, I-65, I-75, I-77, I-79, I-81, I-85, and I-95. If you follow our blog you’ll know that I-55, I-75 and I-95 are all huge north-south interstates for auto shippers as they connect most of the major metropolitan areas reliant on the Mississippi River with cities further east, and I-95 in particular connects some of the largest auto transport areas together, particularly New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Miami.
Though I-64 passes through some seriously rural areas in the western Appalachian foothills and the Cumberland Plateau, it’s a popular thoroughfare for many auto shippers looking for loads in major cities. As many cities have links to Interstate 64 via other Interstate highways, particularly the older industrial cities of the northern Midwest, I-64 has routinely been the main artery for goods transportation in the region. Frankfort is likely going to sit along the route for many auto shippers, so getting there probably won’t be a problem. Sometimes the loads aren’t there, of course, and auto shippers may have to charge more if this is the case, but it shouldn’t happen often. However, Frankfort, based on its size, is not the most popular shipping location in the state of Kentucky – it’s just lucky that it sits in between two of them. Read about auto transport to or from Frankfort to learn more.